1. Stanley Kubrick used special Zeiss cameras to film the interior candle light scenes in Barry Lyndon without the use of electric light. A film first. These cameras were originally developed to film what?
2. Which first name for a girl was created by Jonathan Swift in the early 18th century and is also a class of butterflies?
3. What do Tom and Jerry, Arpanet, Mortimer, Lexico and The Sears Tower all have in common?
4. Which two manned US space programs preceded Apollo?
5. Millions of people tug on a YKK every day. Explain.
6. In which films would you find the following dragons?
7. Who did Cassius Clay defeat in February 1964 to become heavy weight champion of the world?
8. Where was the first UN peace keeping mission in 1948?
9. Armalcolite was the name given to a new metal found on the moon. Who is it named after?
10. Which flag contains a leaf, a hand, half a bird, an arm holding a sword, three crowns and a harp?
11. Which Cary Grant film takes place during the Olympic summer games in Tokyo?
12. The following are the last words to which novels?
a. ....pieces of eight. Pieces of eight!
b. Because Aunt Sally she's going to adopt me and sivilize me and I can't stand it.
c. He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in the darkness and distance.
13. In the 1964 film First Men in the Moon, what do the astronauts at the beginning of the movie find on the moon?
14. Who was the first person to appear on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine?
15. Who's face did Time Magazine publish on their cover and declare him as "Man of the Year" on January 2nd 1939?
16. The Seven Seas:
a: Who wrote, directed and co-produced the 1997 film Titanic?
b: With which other sea does the Bosporus link the Black Sea?
c: What strait divides the Pillars of Hercules?
d: Which European city was nicknamed the "Bride of the Sea"?
e: Which ocean surrounds the Sargasso Sea?
f: Of which country was Henry the Navigator a prince?
g: The deepest ocean trench on earth lies in the western Pacific, what is its name?
17. Which three US Presidents did Forrest Gump meet (One point for each)?
18. One Liners. The following words are lines from famous Beatles songs. Identify the title of the Beatles song.
a: Love you ev'ry day girl, always on my mind. One thing I can say girl, love you all the time
b: No one I think is in my tree. I mean it must be high or low
c: And now my life has changed in oh so many ways, my independence seems to vanish in the haze
d: Well she looked at me, and I, I could see that before too long I'd fall in love with her
e: And our friends are all on board, many more of them live next door
f: I love you, 'cause you tell me things I want to know. And it's true that it really only goes to show
g: She told me she worked in the morning and started to laugh. I told her I didn't and crawled off to sleep in the bath
h: The sun is up, the sky is blue, it's beautiful and so are you
i: Woke up, fell out of bed, dragged a comb across my head
j: You were only waiting for this moment to be free
k: Send me a postcard, drop me a line, Stating point of view
l: We would be warm below the storm in our little hide-a-way beneath the waves
19. In literature, what kind of woman is Queen Mab?
a: What happened in the Atacama Desert in 1971 for the first time in over 400 years?
b: In which year did the incident at Chernobyl take place?
c: The film that shocked the world, 'The Exorcist', in which year was that released?
d: Which English king was beheaded in 1649?
e: In which year was the battle of Mons fought?
21. Brian Boru became king of which country in 1001?
22. Which common infection caused by Ringworm is correctly called Tinea Pedis?
23. Name an English word that begins and ends with letters 'UND'?
24. You sail a boat, fly a plane, but what do you do with a submarine?
25. Why is roulette sometimes called The Devil?s Game?
1. The moon landing. (The Zeiss cameras were developed for NASA)
3. They are all original or former names. Tom and Jerry was the original name for Simon and Garfunkel. Arpanet was the original name for Internet, Mortimer was the original name for Mickey Mouse, Lexico was the original name for Scrabble and the Sears Tower is the former name for the Willis Tower.
4. Mercury and Gemini
5. The initials YKK are found on most zips. YKK (Yoshida Kogyo Kabushikigaisha) is the largest producer of zippers in the world. Have a look.
6. Four answers
a. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
d. The NeverEnding Story
7. Sonny Liston
9. Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins.
10. The Irish Rugby Football Union flag - features the flags of the provinces of Ulster, Leinster, Munster and Connacht
11. Walk, Don't Run.
12. Three answers
a. Treasure Island
b. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
13. A Union Jack. (and a document claiming the moon was taken for Queen Victoria)
14. John Lennon
15. Adolf Hitler
a: James Cameron
b: Sea of Marmara
c: The strait of Gibraltar
e: The Atlantic Ocean
g: The Marinas trench
17. John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Nixon
a: Eight Days a Week
b: Strawberry Fields Forever
d: I Saw Her Standing There
e: Yellow Submarine
f: Ask Me Why
g: Norwegian Wood
h: Dear Prudence
i: A Day in the Life
k: When I'm Sixty-Four
l: Octopus's Garden
19. A fairy
a: It rained
d: Charles I
22. Athletes Foot
23. UNDergroUND or UNDerfUND
24. Drive it
25. All the numbers add up to 666, the so-called number of the devil